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Bulldogs edge Hawks in volleyball
Ceres High School's junior-varsity volleyball team rallied for a 17-25, 25-5, 15-10 victory over crosstown rival Central Valley in Western Athletic Conference play on Thursday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"I was confident we would be able to pull it out," Bulldogs standout player Dia Borden said. "We got mad. We didn't want to lose at our own house."

Borden led Ceres High (8-6, 2-4) with six aces and three assists.

Diana Salgado collected 12 digs.

Fulu Tevaseu and Laura Story tallied four kills each.

Brooke Anderson had six assists.

Malynda Lomeli led Central Valley (1-6) with four aces.

Jessica Martinez had two kills.

Amy Sanghera chipped in with one kill.

There were nine ties during Game 1. Tied at 10-all, Central Valley took control with a 15-7 surge.

Borden played a major role as Ceres High dominated Game 2. With Dia serving, the Bulldogs reeled off 10 straight points. Ceres High increased its lead from 7-3 to 16-3.

Ceres High nearly squandered a five-point lead in the third and decisive game.

Ahead 11-10, the Bulldogs secured the victory with a 4-0 run. The Hawks never stopped battling.

"I'm actually pretty proud of them," Central Valley head coach Precious Olvera said. "The fact that they didn't give up is good. They're still learning."

Ceres High suffered four straight losses prior to beating the Hawks.

"We wanted to win really bad," Borden said.

The two teams played in front of a loud crowd.

"It feels good to know we have people supporting us," Dia said.